Study Day: Victorian Popular Fiction Association

Saturday, November 13th
Institute of English Studies, University of London, 2-5pm

This study day will explore issues of thematic interest in the work and lives of Victorian popular novelists. The life and work of Florence Marryat will be used as a starting point but themes under discussion will include female detectives, identity, the Victorian press, and marriage reform.

Speakers:

Greta Depledge (Royal Holloway)
Female detectives in late nineteenth-century fiction and Florence Marryat’s ‘In the Name of Liberty’

Georgina O’ Brien Hill (University of Chester)
(Re)claiming Identity in Florence Marryat’s ‘Her Father’s Name’ and Wilkie Collins’s ‘No Name’.

Tatiana Kontou (University of Sussex)
1865: Literature, culture and Florence Marryat

Beth Palmer (University of Surrey)
Florence Marryat and the Victorian Press

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